Terry Don Due
March 13, 1954 - July 27, 2016
Terry Don Due, 62, longtime Collinsville, Oklahoma resident, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He was born March 13, 1954, in Cushing, Oklahoma, to Noel Milton Due and Dolores Joan Siler Due.
Mr. Due spent his early years in Dewey, Oklahoma, graduating from Dewey High School in 1972. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Oklahoma State University (OSU) in 1978, and his Master's Degree from Northeastern State University in 1993, before following in his father Noel's footsteps, becoming a teacher and a football coach. In 1995, he continued his career in Education Administration, accepting the position of Principal at Collinsville High School. Mr. Due served as Assistant Superintendent at Collinsville from 2004 through 2009, and as Superintendent from 2010, until his retirement in 2014.
Mr. Due received numerous awards and citations for his contributions to Oklahoma High School football. He served as All-State Football Coach in 1987, and Oil Bowl Football Coach in 1994, and was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
Subsequent to his retirement he enjoyed his life at his Grand Lake cabin.
He is survived by his two children: Kelly Green and Jackson Neil Due of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Grandchildren: Lexie Green and Caden Green of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Sisters: Jeanene Downey and her husband Mike of Purcell, Oklahoma, and Melanie and her husband David of Dewey, Oklahoma, and Brother: Stephen and his wife Dolores of Oologah, Oklahoma. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and a host of other friends and relatives.
Preceded in death by his parents, Noel Milton Due and Dolores Joan Siler Due.
Visitations will be held at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home in Collinsville from 1:30pm through 6:00pm on Sunday, July 29, 2016, and from 9:00am through 8:00pm on Monday, August 1, 2016.
Services will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the Collinsville High School Events Center, with Reverend Kelvin Limbocker officiating. Interment will follow at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Terry Due Memorial Scholarship Fund at
the American Bank of Oklahoma.
|There are hundreds of tributes online now following the unexpected & sudden death of Terry Due Thursday. The following (by Terry's nephew) was one of the first and I have copied here as an example of the many lives touched by Terry. -- Ted Wright -- July 30, 2016|
|Terry Due was a great
man, mentor, and just person, but more importantly to me, he was an awesome
uncle. From taking me and Max and Jackson out on the boat, to making us
some amazing steaks in the cabin, and even staying up really late watching
old 80's movies at his house, I have made some of the greatest memories
ever with my uncle and cousin. He taught me how to rock the visor look.
He introduced me to more music and bands than anyone can even imagine.
He even taught me how to tube on the lake, that is when ever Jackson finally
fell off, which was never! But most importantly, my uncle taught me how
to grow in life. Whether it was in a 400 meter sprint at a track meet,
a 3rd and long during a close football game, or even just in everyday
life, I always took pride in making my uncle proud of me. I still am trying
to process all that has happened, but I know in the end, God had and will
always have a plan. I miss you Uncle Terry...more than anything in this
world. We all do. I love you more than I can put into words and I know
I will see you again someday. Me and Jackson and Max will try and stay
out of too much trouble up at Grand!
Love, your nephew,
Sambo West -- 7/28/2016